Monday, February 2, 2015

Last Thursday, the Senate defied Obama by passing legislation to approve the Keystone XL pipeline.

Obama has already promised to veto the bill, the first of many pieces of Republican legislation the president intends to shoot down.

The pipeline would create thousands of jobs, and would also decrease our dependence on foreign oil. According to Headline Politics, the bill finally passed by a vote of 62-36. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) called the bill a common sense bill that Republicans and even many Democrats support.

“Constructing Keystone would pump billions into our economy. It would support thousands of good American jobs,” McConnell said. “And as the president’s own State Department has indicated, it would do this with minimal environmental impact.”

“So let’s make some progress for the American people by voting to pass the Keystone jobs and infrastructurebill,” he added.

Unfortunately, Obama will make sure this bill never again sees the light of day.

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